Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Taman Ujung – Karangasem Water Palace

Taman Ujung – Karangasem Water Palace

Taman Ujung Complex is a combination of Balinese, Chinese and European architecture, was founded in 1919 by the last King of Karangasem, I Gusti Bagus Jelantik with the title Anak Agung Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem. It is used as a resting place for the King and used as a place to welcome and serve important guests (the kings or heads of government of foreign countries) who visited the kingdom of Karangasem. The view offered is three large ponds connected by two long bridges. This is what makes Taman Ujung better known as "water palace". Taman Ujung Construction architecture has similarities with Water Park Tirtagangga and Puri Agung Karangasem.

Taman Ujung – Karangasem Water Palace

This complex development involving the Dutch architect named Van Den Hentz, a Chinese architecture named Lotto Ang, architecture (undagi) traditional and receive guidance from Mr. Wardodjojo a technician from the Department of Public Works. Taman Ujung development completed in 1921 and inaugurated in 1937.

The uniqueness of the Taman Ujung complex is a combination of three elements of Balinese culture, the Netherlands, and China is creating its own unique on the architecture. Balinese architectural motifs evident in the decorations in the form of wayang stories and other patra motives, Dutch architecture seen in the form of building that has Indisch styles, and Chinese architecture making the door look at the gate when going into the complex of Taman Ujung. In addition, in this area there is also a square pool of eight, and the Bale Bundar (gasebo).

From the highest place in this complex, we can see the amazing sea view with verdant forests, the beauty of Mount Agung combined with the green rice fields.

Tumbu village, Karangasem district. About 85 km from Ngurah Rai International Airport or 5 km from Amlapura. Travel time from Denpasar, about 1 hour 45 minutes.
Taman Ujung – Karangasem Water Palace
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